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Blocked urinary catheters: nurses' preventive role

VOL: 97, ISSUE: 01, PAGE NO: 37 Ann Evans, BSc, RGN, is research nurse, Southmead Hospital, Bristol Daniel Painter, BSc, MB, BS, is clinical research fellow (urology); andRoger Feneley, MChir, is emeritus consultant urologist, Southmead Hospital, Bristol Sudden catheter blockage can be distressing for patients and can place extra demands on nursing time and resources (Getliffe, 1990). 

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